Daniel Robertson: (1733 - 1810)
Daniel was born in Dunkeld, Scotland in 1733.
In 1754 Daniel was appointed Sugreons mate of the 42nd Foot Reg't. and
in June of that year he was transfer with the reg't. to Albany, N.Y. In
1760 he was at the capture of Montreal and about this time, married Marie-Louise
Reaume (widow of Joseph Fournerie de Vezon). By 1782 he was commanding
the newly built British fort on Mackinac Island.
Daniel & Marie-Louise's children were,
Margaret (b.abt.1781) (m.Donald Sutherland), Elizabeth (m. Louis-Hypolite
Hertel), Charlotte (m.Dr.John Farries) & John (m. Miss Christy
By 1787 Daniel had left the British Army and
was operating a tavern on Mackinac Is. and about this time freed his slaves
Jean & Marie Bonga whose decendents were involved
in the fur-trade and married into the Ojibwe tribe in Lake Superior country.
He died in Montreal on 5 April 1810.
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